T.I.’s daughter Deyjah tearfully opens up about how his ‘hymen’ comments affected her

T.I.’s daughter Deyjah tears up

Atlanta rapper T.I. made the news for all the wrong reasons in November last year after his controversial comments on personally taking his now 18-year-old daughter, Deyjah Harris, for gynecology appointments every year to check if her “hymen is still intact.”

Following the backlash, the rapper attempted clarifying his comments on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk on Facebook, saying he was “terribly misconstrued and misconceived.”

“I never said I was in any exam room. That is an assumption; that is a falsity. I never said it was being done present-day as an 18-year-old. I never said that her mother wasn’t present,” he said, adding that he was “incredibly apologetic” to his daughter who unfollowed him on social media after his comments, but not to the “strangers” and “weirdos who just kind of toss lies around.”

In a recent episode of T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle, Deyjah, who was on a vacation with the rest of the family outside the country, emotionally opened up about how the incident negatively affected her and her relationship with her father following his comments.

T.I.’s daughter Deyjah tearfully opens up about how his ‘hymen’ comments affected her

Left photo via @troubleman31 on Instagram | Right Photo via @princess_of_da_south on Instagram

“Things are completely uncomfortable for me right now,” she admitted. “We’re all together in this house, so I have to see my dad and be around him. And we’re in a foreign country, so it’s not like I can leave and get away.”

Revealing she got to know the incident on social media, she said she was “very shocked, hurt, angry [and] embarrassed” by what her father said.

“I’m embarrassed definitely,” she told her cousins. “I’m trying to push it in the back of my mind. So I’m not really thinking about it… but I’ve been doing that since [I was] a child, that stuff with him… It’s definitely been going on since probably 14 or 15.”

She continued: “I do think my dad treats me differently than the boys when it comes to the subject of sex and supervision… I’m not really gonna be able to get through to him [and] connect how I need to.

“I just don’t really care to be around him right now. Our relationship, I’m gonna look at it differently.”

Holding back tears, she added: “This situation is just a little traumatizing for me.”

Take a look at the video below:

Last Edited by:Ama Nunoo Updated: February 4, 2021


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